Texting Abbreviations - Abbreviations used in texting, chatting and messaging

    Texting Abbreviations - Learn all of the abbreviations used in texting
    Below is a 0-9 and a-z list of the standard texting abbreviations people use when text messaging, chatting or using Twitter.com. Be sure to visit Texting for more info and pointers about texting.
    If you have ever wanted to figure out and even use all of the terms and symbols used in text messages, instant messages or chat messages you'll find the abbreviations and their definitions below. Our list was compiled using multiple free web sources. If you find any new ones, feel free to comment and let me know.
    Each sidebar post contains alphabetically descending sequence of texting abbreviations. Simply click the appropriate letters. But to keep things a bit simpler, you can access the most popular text abbreviations below. Note, be prudent and understand why we placed an * in place of certain words in the definitions. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure their real meanings. But this texting abbreviations blog will not spell it out for you. ;-)

0-9 and a-z list

2moro - Tomorrow

2nite - Tonight

ASAP - As Soon As Possible

B4N - Bye For Now

BCNU - Be Seeing You

BF - Boyfriend

BFF - Best Friends Forever

BRB - Be Right Back

BTW - By The Way

CWYL - Chat With You Later

CYA - See Ya

DBEYR - Don't Believe Everything You Read

DIY - Do It Yourself

DK - Don't Know

F2F - Face To Face

FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation

FWIW - For What It's Worth

G1- Good One

GAL - Get A Life

GF - Girlfriend

GR8 - Great

ILY - I Love You

IMAO - In My Arrogant Opinion

IMHO - In My Humble Opinion

IRL - In Real Life

ISO - In Search Of

JK - Just Kidding

K - Okay

KIT - Keep In Touch

KMA - Kiss My Arse

L8R - Later

LMAO - Laughing My Arse Off

LMK - Let Me Know

LOL - Laughing Out Loud

LOML - Love Of My Life

LYLAS - Love You Like A Sister

LYMY - Love You Miss You

MHOTY - My Hat's Off To You

NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard

NP - No Problem

NUB - Newbie

OIC - Oh, I See

OMG - Oh My God

OT - Off Topic

PPL - People

POV - Point Of View

QT - Cutie

RBTL - Read Between The Lines

ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Arse Off

RT - Real Time

THX , TX and THKS - Thanks

SH - Sh** Happens

SITD - Still In The Dark

SOL - Sh** Out of Luck

STBY - Sucks To Be You

SWAK - Sealed With A Kiss

SYS - See You Soon

TFH - Thread From Hell

RTM - Read The Manual

TLC - Tender Loving Care

TMI - Too Much Information

TTYL - Talk To You Later

TYVM - Thank You Very Much

UOK - Are You Okay?

VBG - Very Big Grin

WAYD - What Are You Doing?

WEG - Wicked Evil Grin

WRUD - What Are You Doing?

WTF - What The F***

WTG - Way To Go

WYWH - Wish You Were Here

XOXO - Hugs and Kisses


  1. In order to keep this blog relevant to texting abbreviations, the only way to communicate, at least initially, will be through this and other comments boxes. Please feel free to suggest other texting abbreviations which are not on this site. Note: I will publish virtually any comments and links as long as they are pg-rated or better. Thanks in advance

  2. Nice blog. I saved it as a favorite and will use your list as a guide. Thanks. Harry

  3. Hi Mac! Larry and Jane are going away for the weekend and I need to know if you are going to join them? Couln't text you, so I posted to you here. Felix

  4. Got this late. Will be there. Mc

  5. I'm gonna test the way links work here.

    Text Messages

  6. I'm gonna expand this comment template so people can use it as a forum, because altering posts won't do this blog good. I won't hide the comments because people won't see them. I will have to add more sidebar items, even many ads just to cover it. But it should be worth it to get people to interact on texting basics.

  7. Just added a few new ones in the c section. The acronyms keep accumulating so keep checking back for updates. Save as a favorite to keep up with the lastest lingo.

  8. Just added a twitter rss feed for texting which keeps you up to date on what is being discussed about texting or sms messaging.

  9. The one I've used alot is xoxoxo (hugs and kisses). I even used them in love letters back in the 70's.


  10. lol. The things people text about.

  11. I noticed there are two What Are You Doing acronyms. WAYD and WRUD. By the way, check out my new website over at Free Music Downloads.

  12. I also enjoy writing and good entertainment. Texting is my next favorite thing to do.


  13. I'm updating the dates of the posts as I add new texting abbreviations. Due to the nature of this blog, it is my only option. Any new posts will be pre-dated so as to keep the content relevant to what viewers are looking for. I hope the people at blogger and google recognize this. Also, I have another blog being questioned as spam because it addresses how to make money. The topic isn't spam, but I admit, there are alot of spammers out there with similiar blog names abusing Blogger.

  14. Thanks so much for that "texting while driving" post, as we need our kids to be extremely careful when driving. I encourage everybody to read that post you made in August and to copy and foreward it to all of their friends. And this is a neato blog Mac.

    Sandy Denison - Sorry, I don't have a blogger account as of yet.

  15. Yes Sandy. I almost lost a cousin because she was texting and driving at the same time and she wrapped her car around a telephone pole. I just hope more people get the word out about the dangers of texting and driving. Mac

  16. I'm gonna add some scrolling updates soon.

  17. hi,thx for info, im an oldie learning new tricks. this is fun,but confusing, sometimes. K.

  18. ALOL-autcaly laughing out loud

  19. LSHIADMTAMSFO-laughing so hard I actadently droped my taco and my subaru fell out

  20. wat bout the followin

    - wat- what
    -wyd- wat ya doin
    idn- i dont noe
    idc- i dont care

  21. Thanks for the reminders. I've added a few newer ones in the lists, and will be adding more in coming months. They keep coming up with new texting abbreviations and sms lingo each and every week.

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  23. Most of these are hard to remember...not sure how much use they really get. :)

    But it does make for interesting reading material sooo I may add this list to my site.

    Slidesms - Free International SMS - Text Your World

  24. There seems to be a secret language for texting these days. For the largest list of textng words and acronyms you should check out http://www.txt-dictionary.com

  25. Good to know, but please dont text and drive! This subject is actually being tested heavily on the drivers permit test. Thank god. Its just common sense.

  26. why do u say arse everyone knows its ass

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  28. r- are
    u- you
    ur- your or you're
    :P- sticking out ur tongue
    b4- before
    :)- smiley
    :(- frowny
    ;)- winky
    2- to, too, two(duh)
    1- one(duh again)
    u missed all the simple 1s

  29. Texting Abbreviations Complete list of new words and short codes.

  30. Hi it was very informative post. Thank you for sharing this information. What does 3 mean in texting? Your answer – When 3 is prefixed with special characters, the result is a digital emotion. Still not sure how that is possible?
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